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Artist Activist Margaret Roleke ’84 in Project Space at Pen + Brush

February 22, 2020
Pen + Brush presents the exploratory constructs of Margaret Roleke ’84, who creates work that investigates current issues of gun violence and consumption.

Pen + Brush launches a new initiative, Project Space: Margaret Roleke in its downstairs gallery space. This space is intended as a separate project driven space that will engage the public in more immersive contemporary art experiences.  Roleke, a Studio Art alumna, who has shown her work extensively in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, works with small toys, guns, and spent bullet casing in Project Space to explore the relationships and contradictions within popular culture when it comes to consumerism and violence. The artist received a Bachelor of the Arts from Marymount Manhattan College and a Master of Fine Arts from Long Island University, C.W. Post. Roleke has shown work at Spring/Break Art Fair, 14C Art Fair, and Flux Art Fair. Her work has been written about in various publications including Hyperallergic, ArtNet, and Artsy.

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 27 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Exhibit runs February 27 - April 11
29 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010